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The data revolution

The internet was a revolution because it reorganized a large part of the economy and society around the network structure, becoming a fantastic medium for commerce, finance, power and culture. It also definitely changed our perception of time and space. We now live in a globalized and connected …

Artificial Intelligence

Boeing Says It Will Beat SpaceX to Mars

The race is on.<p>Less than a week after SpaceX founder Elon Musk detailed his vision to get people to Mars, a rival aerospace company has intimated …

Space Travel

Video game that trains you to become a better coder

Coding becomes easier playing this video game<p>4 Shares<p>Understanding machine language is the most popular language of the 21st century. In other words, …

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms

Clues left in genes of modern populations in Australian and Papua New Guinea enable scientists to trace remarkable journey made by first human explorers<p>Claims that Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed by the first extensive study of their …

Anthropology

Acceleration relation found among spiral and irregular galaxies challenges current understanding of dark matter

In the late 1970s, astronomers Vera Rubin and Albert Bosma independently found that spiral galaxies rotate at a nearly constant speed: the velocity …

Dark Matter

Human DNA tied mostly to single exodus from Africa long ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The genetic ancestry of people living outside Africa can be traced almost completely to a single exodus of humans from that continent …

Netflix’s spooky 12-minute film noir only makes sense to engineers and developers

Netflix released a eerie original film noir this month called <i>Meridian</i> that combines a classic detective tale with bizarre visuals, loud special effects, and creepy imagery. The 12-minute film got 1.5 stars and a few reviews on Netflix. But it wasn’t made for casual viewers. It was released for …

How to Disrupt Your Brain's Distraction Habit

Your brain is a time prediction machine.<p>For centuries, humans have recognized that the mind is the most complicated thing we encounter. To understand the mind, then, we compare it to the most complicated technology of the era. When water devices ruled the world, there were hydraulic theories of the …

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